Billy Mills Middle School

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  • What makes Billy Mills Middle School unique? It's the warm educational climate, where students come first and our teachers focus on 21st century educational skills, emphasizing technology integration and active learning as primary forms of engagement. Our staff understands the social and development needs of young adolescents and the importance of our equity work to meet the needs of all students. With this in mind we promote positive social interaction, school spirit, and a persistence in rigorous and culturally relevant instruction. We thank you for sharing your child with us, and I encourage you to contact me with questions or suggestions at any time.
    Keith Jones, Ed.D.

News and Daily Announcements


    Please plan to come to McTeacher Night on Wednesday, March 27 from 4-8 at the SOUTH IOWA MCDONALD'S LOCATION.  A portion of everything sold during that time will be donated BACK to BMMS.  AND you can see some of your BMMS staff working as greeters, drive through personnel, fries and counter.  Please plan to attend that evening and show your support for our school!!  For more information, please click this link  McTeacher Night Flyer



    Billy Mills Yearbook can be ordered and paid for online at the following link. Cost is $25. 

     Yearbook 2018-2019


    Please go to the attached link to find out about to find out more about the 2019 Youth Writing Contest.  2019 Youth Writing Contest Information



    March 4, 2019 announcements

    March 5, 2019 announcements

    March 6, 2019 announcements

    March 7, 2019 announcements

    March 18, 2019 announcements

    March 19, 2019 announcements



    Cougar Corner is offered on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 3:05 until 4 pm for all grade levels.  Cougar Corner meets in room 506 (If teacher is not in room 506, students report to room 505).  Mrs. Hilliard, sponsor of COUGAR CORNER, heads back to her classroom, 505, if no students show up and can be reached there after the first 15-20 minutes of the scheduled COUGAR CORNER.
    ELO (EXTENDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITY) is for 8th grade students.  They meet in room 505 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:15-4:00 pm.
  • USD 497 is transitioning to Powerschool this year.  Please be patient as the district office is continuing to tweak the system.  We will add the link as soon as it is ready to access.  Thank you.

Billy Mills Discussion Forum

ESOL Information


    Information about ESOL can be found by clicking on this picture:


Our Mission

  • Billy Mills Middle School will empower our learning community to think intensively and critically; we will cultivate intellect with character to develop 21st century learners.


  • As part of the district’s Equity Goal relating to access to technology at school and home, we are now offering ALL students and their parents Family Access to School Technology (FAST) at two middle school locations, LMCMS and BMMS, on designated evenings.
    Please share the attached information in your upcoming newsletters and other parent communications and ask your Website Managers to add this link to your websites: Family Access to School Technology    (
    Counselors:  Mrs. Kristen Kircher (Last names A-K)   Ms. April Ramos (Last names L-Z)      
    Cougar Parent Organization - Parents are always welcome!
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  • Billy Mills Middle School
    Office Hours
    7:30am - 4:00pm
    2734 Louisiana Street
    Lawrence, KS 66046
    Phone: (785) 832-5450
    Fax: (785) 832-5453
    Keith Jones   
    Principal: Dr. Keith Jones
    Assistant Principal: Mrs. Anita Carlson 
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